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Short podcasts from inside the classroom and longer sit-down conversations with celebrities and creative Inspirers. Anthony is an award-winning writer-director-producer, creativity expert, inspirational speaker, and artistic director of Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop (AMAW) with studios in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London, Atlanta, Sydney, Toronto, and Vancouver. His unique approach to acting (and creativity) is no-nonsense and based on the assumption that we can all do it. Because we ...
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A series of conversations with industry professionals about the craft of acting for film and television. I sit down with experts in the field and ask questions that help actors better understand what it takes to hone your craft and ultimatley book roles.
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In today’s episode, Anthony chats with casting director, Paul Ruddy. With 20 years in the business Paul has cast live theater, TV, and over 130 Lifetime movies. The two talk about the world of casting relating to LGBTQ+ characters vs. actors, how actors should approach social media, self taping and in person auditions, and moving through the world …
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In today’s episode, Anthony chats with actor Nina Kiri. Nina is known for her role as Alma in the first five seasons of the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale. Nina shares her audition process, how she went from having two lines in the first episode to a recurring role, and the importance of making things your own- finding those moments of creativity …
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Before I talk about the amazing conversation that Heidi Dean was gracious enough to have with me, I need to add a quick note that this conversation was recorded before Twitter changed its name to X. Now most of you probably know that Heidi Dean is known in the industry as the top social media strategist for actors. She has also recently published a…
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In today’s episode, Anthony chats with Rahul Rai. Rahul is an actor and creator with over 5 million followers across his platforms. The two have passionate conversations about the nuance of using TikTok as an avenue for acting. Touching on how to be marketable as an actor on social media, burn out, and the relationship between artists and money.…
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In today’s episode, Anthony interviews casting director Howard Meltzer. Howard is known for casting projects such as Hannah Montana, Raven’s Home, The Virgin Suicides, and Bunk’d to name a few. The two talk about Howard’s career in casting kids and teens, his process in identifying talent, the dos and don’ts of auditioning, and the importance of pr…
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Max talks with LA Casting Director Andy Roth who specialises in Voice Over work. Andy Roth , LA Casting Director talks about how he started in Voice Over Casting, building his own Casting business and then Directing. Its not who you know, it's who knows you! Some great insights for Actors around auditioning, whether its for Voice or not. How to nav…
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When I think of curators of film festivals, I often think of them the same way I used to think of casting directors: as the gatekeepers to our success. But during my conversation with Angie Reza Tures from the Femme Frontera Showcase and Mary Dossinger from the RiverRun International Film Festival it became very apparent that the curators, just lik…
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In today’s part one episode of a two part series, Anthony answers your questions! Interviewed by actress Angel Prater, the two talk about how Tony’s spirituality influenced his work in the face of a commodified entertainment industry, embracing change in dreams, what separates a good actor from a great actor, and taking genuine risks.…
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Max talks with Director and Producer of the Documentary ‘The Promise’ Jye Currie They talk the challenges of Producing and Directing a Documentary Advice for other creatives wanting to produce a Documentary The balance between telling a personal story and presenting facts Managing the wellbeing of crew when filming sensitive and difficult subject m…
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Max talks with New York Acting Coach Terry Knickerbocker Terry established the ‘Terry Knickerbocker Studio’ in NYC and works with Actors like Daniel Craig, Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell, Austin Butler, and Boyd Holbrook who plays the villain Klaber in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” What drew Terry to Meisner? What was involved in establ…
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In this episode, Anthony interviews talented actor and teacher Clyde Voce. Clyde made history as the first black actor to play the role of Willy Wonka on the Broadway tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The two talk about that experience, about the importance of bringing yourself into your work especially in the age of commerce, and the tric…
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This week Anthony chats with accomplished actress Wendy Braun. Wendy has enjoyed a dynamic career with over 80 TV + Film credits, over 100 commercials, thousands of voiceovers, and recently appearing on four seasons of Netflix’s, Atypical. The two share a beautiful conversation about overcoming the toxicity of Hollywood, the importance of internal …
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In today’s episode, Anthony chats with actor Aubri Ibrag. After agreeing that acting is like dating, the two have a beautiful conversation about the complexities and difficulties of life and how that translates to acting. They speak on commitment, taking risks, and not being scared to make mistakes. You can see Aubri in Apple TV+’s upcoming series …
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In today’s episode, Anthony interviews actor Xavier Clyde. Xavier stars as Mercer in Apple TV’s latest crime drama series- City on Fire. Based on the novel, the show follows the investigation of mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the many secrets they keep. The two chat about r…
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In today’s episode, Tony chats with actor Jimel Atkins. Jimel stars in HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. While talking about how Jimel’s athletic career inspires his creative passions, the two touch on giving yourself time in the industry, mindsets in the auditioning process, and the importance of vulnerability in work and life.…
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In today’s episode, Tony interviews the talented Jason Buyer. Jason is AMAW NYC’s studio manager. He is an acting coach and former casting director. The two chat about Jason’s app Need A Reader. Need A Reader is the first app to connect actors with readers and coaches for auditions, self tapes, classes, rehearsals, and practice. Actors get the help…
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From Nickelodeon to Alternative Rock, today Tony chats with talented actor and musician, Jack Griffo. The pair chat about Jack’s career starring in The Thundermans, his transition from child acting, and his band Kid Baron. They talk on the pressures of social media, self doubt as an artist, and the importance of being socially aware as an actor.…
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This week, Tony chats with Bulgarian actor, filmmaker, talent manager, rapper, and former professional swimmer Julian Kostov. The two talk about Julian’s vast career in the entertainment industry, his passion for making space for Eastern European actors, and how they are creating the things they wish to see in the world as artists. You can see Juli…
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This week Anthony chats with Brian Patacca. Brian helps actors get what they want without all the struggle. He’s helped 542 actors find representation and is even known as “The Representation Whisperer." Through his wildly popular online courses and entertaining podcast, Brian teaches creatives how to market themselves authentically, use gratitude …
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I recently attended a film appreciation class with Dale Pollock, called Senior Moments. And yes, as the name suggests, it was a look into how the film industry, Hollywood in particular, has treated aging. Not surprisingly it has not done a stellar job. When I asked Dale to tell me more about how the industry has changed, he said we’ve come a long w…
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This week Tony chats with Casting Associate, Jeffrey Drew. He's worked on hit projects like MARVEL's "Runaways", NBC's "Ordinary Joe" and Dolly Parton's "Heartstrings." The two chat about Jeffrey's illustrious career and extraordinary life spanning from his childhood addiction to sobriety and journey through musical theatre, drag, and casting. Remi…
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On today’s episode, Anthony chats with casting director Josh Einsohn. Josh is known for This is Us, Love, Victor, and The Big Leap to name a few. They talk about the change of creative openness in the casting/ auditioning process, the growing world of self tapes and how that’s changing the industry, and of course the dos and don’ts of auditioning. …
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This week Tony chats with AMAW's own, actors Ciara Riley Wilson and Eric Neil Gutierrez. Starring in and producing Netflix's new On My Block spinoff, Freeridge, the duo open up about their career experiences. Noting acting is fun, the importance of not judging your character, and the beauty of breath work. Watch Freeridge streaming now on Netflix.…
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Welcome back to In The Moment Podcast! To celebrate the season two launch of Ginny & Georgia on Netflix, this week is a special rebroadcast of an episode from 2019 with Brianne Howey who plays Georgia. Tony chatted with the talented and successful working actress, where she shared her experiences navigating Hollywood and gave advice on how to stay …
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Anthony Meindl is an acting coach and has published several books about acting, such as Book The F*cking Job and his latest, Unstuck. Anthony is also the host of a podcast for actors, “In The Moment”, and there is a reason he calls it that. Throughout our conversation that was a phrase that came up again and again: actors have to be in the moment, …
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On today’s episode, Tony chats with 4-time Emmy Award Winning casting director, John Frank Levey. John is known for casting ER, The West Wing, and Shameless to name a few. They chat about the mindset of seeing opportunity in every step of your career, the nuances of your type as an actor, and John’s new book Right For the Role: Breakdowns, Breakups…
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On today’s episode, Tony chats with actor Gentry White. Gentry is known for his roles in Jett, The Shannara Chronicles, and UnReal. They talk about facing the resistance of ourselves as actors, finding true happiness in the industry, and of course- living in the moment. Gentry’s latest role in Leopard Skin premieres November 17th on Peacock.…
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On today’s episode, Tony chats with Wendy Alane Wright. Wendy is a former Hollywood Talent Manager, an author, and the Founder of Hollywood Winners Circle Academy, the Industry Standard in Acting Business Training. They talk about the importance of connection in the business, acting in the spirit of joy and having fun and remembering life itself is…
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Today's episode is a stop from Anthony's 25th Anniversary Tour On-Camera Intensive at AMAW Sydney. Anthony speaks to the class about taking their work to the next level by playing, risking, and living in joy. He answers student questions and shares the importance of trusting you are enough and have something to contribute as you.…
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Acting Coach Anthony Meindl & Two Unemployed Actors – Episode 99 - The business of Acting - What are Actors struggling with the most - The new book ‘Unstuck’ - How Unstuck can help other creatives - How do you remove the blocks that get in our way - The importance of defining what success is for you Episode Page: https://www.twounemployedactors.com…
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Max interviews Actor DAMIEN STROUTHOS - What is it like working with a great cast like Sam Niell, Marta Dusseldorp and Kate Mulvaney - How do you bring more to your character than was on the page. - What was Darren Gilshenan's advice to Damien? - The benefit of revisiting Shakespeare - 8 months of presenting Shakespeare to school children - The ben…
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If you have ever seen any of Erica S. Bream’s posts on Instagram or Twitter, you know that she is an actor’s casting director. She says herself she uses social media as a way to, “dispel myths and provide some transparency” for actors. She also says that we, as actors, often feel casting directors are the gatekeepers of our careers. Erica goes on t…
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Max interviews Actor Harriet Gordon – Anderson - Hamlet v the plague - From academic graduate to WAAPA - Navigating through the industry - Approaching a character from featured guest in Television to a lead on stage. Episode Page: https://www.twounemployedactors.com/harrietgordonanderson An Add Kulcha Production www.twounemployedactors.com…
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Max interviews Home & Away Actor Shane Withington - The great training ground that is working on set of Home & Away - How to set up for success on a television series - Playing ‘John Palmer” on Home & Away for over 14 years and the famous character Shane lent on for inspiration. - Advice for up & coming Actors looking to work in television - What a…
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